These days we're all looking for ways to save money, here are a few um..kinda "interesting" ones. Not sure If I'd personally do any but the Hair Shirts are pretty damned interesting..enjoy!
Oh yeah...don't eat if the thought of recycling human poopies isn't your thing :)
There's no doubt that saving money and being green are important aims, but there comes a time when every miser and would-be environmentalist faces an invisible dividing line. On this side lays all the money saving and resource-conserving things that are easy to do and emotionally acceptable; on the other side lays the abyss.
For some people, that line occurs fairly early, like when they're maintaining the speed limit on the highway, only to find themselves getting passed by a honking street-sweeper. For other people, the line occurs a little later, when they're dumpster diving and trying to decide if a half-consumed box of spaghetti is worth salvaging. For some, of course, the line never seems to come, and there is no act too humiliating, no money-saver too repulsive to keep them from trying to make a dollar scream for mercy.
As for us, there are things that definitely lie over the pale. With that in mind, we humbly offer the following six truly gross ways to save money. As you scroll through them, we have a feeling that you'll find exactly where your line lies!
DIY Feminine Supplies
While absolutely necessary, feminine hygiene products are also exceedingly wasteful. Tampons, for example, are mostly made of rayon, contain harsh deodorants, and are coated with a witch's brew of chemicals, including boron, aluminum, copper, and alcohol. For that matter, given their necessity, they are also very expensive; under the circumstances, it's hardly surprising that many enterprising souls have sought ways to derail the menstrual money train.
Many women have found that they can save money -- and the environment -- by making their own menstrual supplies. This site, for example, offers patterns for knitted or crocheted tampons. More artistic knitters can even work in decorative designs that undoubtedly make the experience all the more fulfilling. For the less crafty, the Hillbilly Housewife offers directions for making homemade menstrual pads and tampons. An added benefit of this approach is the distinct looks that one can create: the plaid flannel panty liners, for example, offer a jaunty LL Bean-style take that makes the traditional white pads look about as imaginative as a tennis uniform.